Six Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic State

Apr 21, 2015

Six Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic State

Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The six, whom authorities described as friends who met secretly to plan ...

Apr 18, 2015

Australia arrests teens over planned ANZAC Day attack

Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an attack at the ANZAC ...

Top Saddam deputy reportedly killed after years on the run

Apr 18, 2015

Top Saddam deputy reportedly killed after years on the run

He was the last member of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red mustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. military’s deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they ...

Apr 14, 2015

Right group's report says Syria may have used toxic chemicals in attacks

An international human rights group says evidence “strongly suggests” that Syrian government forces used toxic chemicals in several “barrel bomb” attacks in northwestern Syria last month. Human Rights Watch quoted rescue workers as saying the attacks in Idlib province from March 16 to March ...

Apr 14, 2015

Turkey deports 9 young Britons who tried to enter Syria

Turkey on Tuesday deported nine Britons, including the son of a local councillor, two weeks after arresting them for attempting to cross into Syria to join jihadists, the official news agency said. The nine were taken by minibus from custody cells in the Hatay ...

Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit

Apr 12, 2015

Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit

Iraq’s prime minister will seek President Barack Obama’s help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other U.S. arms to fight the Islamic State group during a U.S. visit this week, a senior Iraqi official said. Facing a cash crunch due to a ...